Not BBQ, or any foods. Not NASCAR or College sports.

Yard sales.

I just went out to the dump convenience center; made a wrong turn on a street I don’t usually go through and there was that one sign…

I came home with this:

Old homemade lead-melting ladle because I like the look. Eastwing tac hammer, Stanley Yankee screwdriver because I cannot pass up tools in good shape.

And the sword because… it is a frigging sword.

How much for all? Less than a cheeseburger, fries and medium soda at any fast-food franchise today and will last me longer.

And it is a frigging sword, didn’t I say that already?

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

12 thoughts on “My Southern Kryptonite.”
  1. Nice, medieval-style Scottish claymore, from before “claymore” became synonymous with basket-hilt hand-guards. A reproduction, sure — the sheen on the metal, plus the perpendicular cross-guards (period ones usually had up-swept guards) say this is a modern recreation. I wouldn’t take it into battle, but I certainly wouldn’t want it swinging my direction, either!
    Good find!

  2. I know the feeling, here in the PNW I had a pretty good haul last year. I started an entire antique wrench collection for $10, plus some other useful tools cheap.
    My only miss was spending a buck on what I thought was a brick set and turned out to be a carpet tool.

  3. Sword looks like a prop reproduction from Braveheart.
    I’m almost sure of it.

    If absolutely necessary, you could probably get one good swing out of it.

  4. I just stopped at a yard sale last weekend. I was looking for cast iron. Got a few hand tools & a 1950s split bamboo fly rod & a bunch of flies. I don’t fly fish.

  5. when you start dressing up like the “Highlander” we will worry… sometimes you score at yardsales. in 2010 I scored about a grand worth of reloading stuff for $40…

  6. Nice two-handed claymore. No scabbard, eh? Probably used at rennaisance festivals, I’m guessing. Needs a dirk to go with it. Then hang them over the mantle. Bet you’d look better in a kilt now than 5 years ago…

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